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Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 498362930830
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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

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It is a beautiful castle in Schwangau, rich in history and another must go in the region (the first one is obviously the castle Neuschwanstein). The proximity to the a.m. iconic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vagner L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a beautiful castle in Schwangau, rich in history and another must go in the region (the first one is obviously the castle Neuschwanstein). The proximity to the a.m. iconic castle doesn't outshine this one. It is specially beautiful at night, when the outside spotlights highlight the external walls.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the guided tour around Hohenschwangau castle, which is much smaller and has far fewer rooms, but still worth the visit since I was there. The tour doesn't take very long. The grounds are beautiful. On the way up, call into the chapel by Hohenschwangau, it's very plain inside but that doesn't matter, all you need to do is... More 

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Washington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unable to get tickets to get in to Neuschwanstein and settled for Hohenschwangau. The lady who sold us the entrance tickets said it was the better of the 2 castles and she was right. If your time is at all limited, this is the one to see.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you came here to visit Neuschwanstein, you should definitely see this castle also. Somewhat less spectacular on the outside, it has marvelous interiors and a far richer history than its more glamorous sister.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By seeing this castle you understand better why Neuschwanstein was build. Furthermore the interior is magnificent! It is really colourfull and beautiful to see. Be aware the castle is small and therefore might feel packed due to the tourists. But eventhough the tour is short (35 minutes) I would still recommend this. It is beautiful! If you don't have time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will have to get your tickets in the ticket office in the little village, somestimes the queques are very long. However since most tourists opt for Neuschwanstein and not Hohenschwangau, the actual groups are not so packed. Our guide, Barbara, was very knowlegable and brought the history of the castle very close to its visitors. If you are interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much rich history here that you really need to take your time and absorb all you can; don't just try to rush through in an hour just to say you were here. Whether you've been here once or a dozen times, you'll always see something you didn't the time(s) before. And depending on the weather, you may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to have planty of time walking around the castle because there is a lot to see, also make sure you get the swimming suit so you can swim on the lake right beside the catle I never seen any lake cleaner than the one beside this castle. Everything is up to perfection in this area, very picturesque place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While most visiotrs are in awe about Neuschwanstein and it gets all credit in tour books about Germany, the Hohenschwangau castle next door is worth a visit as well. You learn a lot about the royal family and get a good understanding about King Ludwig and what prompted his vision to build Neuschwanstein. For advice on bookings and how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here in December 2014 and loved it! This is the castle where Ludwig grew up. It is not too large and the tour is the perfect length to show you around without dragging on or getting dry. The views from the courtyard near the entrance and from inside the castle are great! Definitely bundle with your ticket to... More 

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